SUMC to Help Lead $1.6 Million Low-Income Carsharing Pilot in LA
Author: Leslie Gray
Publisher: Shared Use Mobility Center
This article explores a 3-year program that will put 100 hybrid and electric vehicles and more than 100 charging stations in lower-income communities in central Los Angeles. The goal is to recruit as many as 7,000 carsharing users who will take 1,000 privately owned cars off the road, either by selling ones they own or by not buying new ones. That, in turn, could reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions. The program is a partnership between the city, the California Air Resources Board and the national Shared-Use Mobility Center, and it will be funded with $1.6 million from the state’s cap-and-trade system.